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Scenic Day Trip to Kuranda

  • Posted on July 19, 2017
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A must do whilst staying in Cairns is a scenic day trip to Kuranda. This quaint village is nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns. Kuranda is accessible by three means: train, cableway or road. But the best method of getting there is by travelling on the historic railway in an old train and returning by the spectacular Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or vice-versa. After boarding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Kuranda, you will be amazed as you travel over and through World Heritage rainforest, enjoying two stops along the way. The train is equally…

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Stock Up On Food Supplies

  • Posted on July 13, 2017
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Stock up on food supplies during your stay in our well appointed apartments at Getaway on Grafton at some of Cairns finest food outlets. Cairns Central is located only a few blocks away (1 km) from Getaway on Grafton on McLeod Street and has a large Coles Supermarket for all your fresh food requirements. For the freshest local produce Rusty’s Markets are located at 57-89 Grafton Street, open Friday — 5am to 6pm; Saturday — 5am to 6pm; Sunday — 5am to 3pm. Rusty’s boasts over 180 stalls featuring exotic fruit and vegetables, sumptuous delicatessens with fresh breads, diary, and seafood. If you after some mouth-watering seafood,…

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Cairns Show

  • Posted on June 23, 2017
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When:  19 – 21 July, 2017 Where: Cairns Showgrounds There are heaps of things to see and do at this year’s Cairns Show, held over three days from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July. The Hot Ten Sideshow Alley will provide families with hours of excitement, thrills and chills. Showbags will be available for purchase at the Showbag Warehouse. There will be plenty of animals on show, including cattle, dogs, goats, birds and guinea pigs. The main arena will provide plenty of free entertainment with Equestrian events, Woodchopping, Musical Extravaganzas, Showtime FMX, Pole Climbing and the grand finale Fireworks Spectacular….

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Waterfall Circuit | Self Drive | South of Cairns

  • Posted on May 25, 2017
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Waterfall Circuit | Self Drive | South of Cairns We often get asked  “What can we do for free around Cairns?” There are plenty of options. Free is often just sightseeing on foot, but hiring a car is not free. However it is the freedom to go and see what you want at your own time. The Waterfall Circuit | Self Drive | South of Cairns is a great option and one we recommend regularly.  The drive time is around 3 hours, plus the time you wish to take walking, sightseeing, having lunch or picnic etc.  The waterfall circuit is…

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Schnitz | Hand Made | Pan Cooked

  • Posted on May 23, 2017
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Schnitz | Hand Made | Pan Cooked Humble Beginnings On the Esplanade of Cairns, amid all the hustle and bustle, Schnitz Hand Made Pan Cooked recently opened. With many franchised eateries around the country you may have already been to one before. We have been a couple of times and found it to be very laid back with an industrial edge and friendly service.  The food servings are not overly large, which is good for us because we don’t eat huge meals anymore.  You can begin with a starter or light snack and move onto the bigger meals. There are…

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Down Under Cruise and Dive | Evolution

  • Posted on February 16, 2017
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Down Under Cruise and Dive Evolution – The most luxurious reef vessel in Cairns Our most popular reef tour sold!  Great value for money. Down Under Cruise and Dive luxury vessel departs from Cairns every day! Evolution is one of the fastest boats with comfortable seating and offered at an affordable price. Once you’re aboard the crew will give you a full rundown of activities offered throughout the day with a bit of humor mixed into the conversation. You get five incredible hours to spend visiting two remarkable outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. Down Under Cruise and Dive offer a full…

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Happy 4 10 Cafe & Bar | Korean & Japanese Cairns

  • Posted on February 15, 2017
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Happy 4 10 Cafe & Bar | Korean & Japanese Happy 4 10 Cafe & Bar | Korean & Japanese is a quiet restaurant hidden away from the main strip of Cairns. They offer beautiful traditional styles of Korean and Japanese food for a very low price with lunch options from $10 – happy 4 10! The atmosphere is wonderful with indoor seating or outdoor seating under beautiful fairy lights. With a wide range on their menu of Kyozo’s, Sushi, Udon noodles with your choice of seafood, chicken, beef or just veggies, you should be able to find something that…

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Paradiso Cafe | Cairns

  • Posted on November 16, 2016
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Paradiso Cafe | Cairns Looking for a place to stop in for a quick coffee or maybe a bite to eat? Paradiso Cafe is located on the deck at the Centre Of Contemporary Arts, home of the giant jelly babies. They have free Wi-Fi, and a massive art gallery you can tour for free. Paradiso Cafe | Cairns  is the place for you! Serving you with their 100% organic coffee beans giving you that morning coffee kick. Not into coffee? Try their cold drink selection along with  juices, smoothies and shakes. But you can’t leave without trying one of their…

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La Fettuccina Restaurant & Bar | Cairns

  • Posted on November 15, 2016
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La Fettuccina Restaurant & Bar Are you looking for traditional Italian fare? Look no further, La Fettuccina Restaurant & Bar proudly boast to be the oldest Italian restaurant in town!  They were established in 1989 and they are still cooking up regional and traditional Italian fare for Cairns locals and visitors alike. For those who want a quick pre-movie meal, romantic dining or corporate feast, La Fettuccina can cater for it all.  Their freshly prepared pasta is made in-house daily and is bellissimo! Their international staff set the ambience for an Italian dining experience. Staff are all long term employees…

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Cairns Dim Sum – Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

  • Posted on August 12, 2016
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Cairns Dim Sum | Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant The Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant specializes in traditional and modern Cantonese and Peking style cuisine. It is renowned for serving mouth watering oriental food to locals and visitors from all over the world. Highly-skilled, experienced and qualified chefs were specially employed from mainland China and Hong Kong to ensure our products are among the best in Cairns. There are so many varieties on their menu using the freshest ingredients with a highlight on local produce and fresh seafood and a commitment that no MSG is added. It is one of Cairns Local…

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